san francisco gen-art event, sept. 20th: does street influence fashion, or vice versa?

i'm seriously thinking about attending this panel discussion sponsored by gen-art & epicenter:arts about one of my favorite areas of interest, and a big focus of this here blog, street fashion! and whatta ya know, it's in my 'hood! :) i'll report back, most surely. i already know how i feel, but it'd be interesting to hear what the alleged "experts" have to say on the matter.

*** "Popular Culture and Fashion-Does the street influence fashion or vice versa?"

PANELISTS Simon Ungless, Director of Graduate Fashion, Academy of Art Julie Chaiken, Fashion Designer, Chaiken Clothing Melissa Leventon, Curator and Author: “Artwear: Fashion and Anti-fashion” Cari Borja, Fashion Designer, PhD in Anthropology Allison Nelson, Fashion Designer, Redthreds

Wednesday, September 20 (please note date change!) 7:00 - 9:00pm

7:00pm: Reception 7:30 - 8:30pm: Panel 8:30 - 9:00pm: Q&A

W Hotel **Mezzanine Level** 181 Third Street San Francisco, CA

Please join Gen Art and Epicenter:Arts for the fourth in a series of thought provoking panel discussions focusing on the arts. In preparation for Fresh Faces in Fashion this September, we are pleased to present: "Popular Culture and Fashion-Does the street influence fashion or vice versa?"

This panel will discuss the influence and inter-dependency of "street" fashion on high fashion. Who is borrowing from whom? Is this exchange defined by the times or era? A panel of industry luminaries will discuss.